As debate rages over Democratic proposals for health care reform, Republicans have been coy when it comes to revealing their own ideas. However, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) believes he has the GOP plan figured out.
"It's my duty and pride tonight to be able to announce exactly what the Republicans plan to do for health care in America," Grayson announced Tuesday in a speech on the floor of the House. "It's a very simple plan."
Grayson then displayed a sign saying, "The Republican health care plan: 1. Don't get sick."
"But I think that the Republicans understand that that plan isn't always going to work," Grayson continued. "It's not a fool-proof plan. So the Republicans have a back-up plan in case you do get sick,"
Grayson revealed two more signs, saying, "2. And if you do get sick . . . 3. DIE QUICKLY."
Grayson, who was elected to Congress just last fall after running a successful campaign against a Republican incumbent, has already made waves by aggressively questioning aspects of the bailout and the actions of the Federal Reserve.
His latest salvo already has Republicans demanding an apology. Rep. Jimmy Duncan (R-TN) even called Grayson's speech "about the most mean-spirited partisan statement that I've ever heard made on this floor."
Any response from Grayson, however, is likely to just get the GOP riled up further. Last spring, after calling Rush Limbaugh "a has-been hypocrite loser, who craves attention," Grayson followed up with a mock-apology in which he stated, "I’m sorry that Limbaugh is one sorry excuse for a human being."
This video is from C-SPAN, broadcast Sept. 29, 2009.